Sorry to hear it. He was far more than a resource. Jack was a sweet person and a sharer. And had a wicked sense of humor. Spending time with him. In person or by phone, was always enjoyable. I'll miss him.
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Sam Brylawski
Sent: Saturday, February 13, 2016 10:50 PM
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] Jack Raymond
I am very sad to report the recent death of long-time ARSC member Jack Raymond. Jack owned one of the finest collections of U.S. and British musical theater and vaudeville on record collections, which he donated to the Library of Congress a year or two ago. He was the author of the Show Music on Record discographies (now a Library of Congress website), the source of the Smithsonian Institution original cast recreation LPs, and the compiler of the comprehensive 12-CD Music from the New York Stage, 1890-1920, issued by Pearl Records.
As those of you who knew him from DC and national ARSC meetings, Jack was a gentleman, above all else. Plus, extraordinarily generous, gracious, intellectually curious, and dedicated, to his friends and to his hobbies, which included antique maps as well as recordings. This is a great loss.
I'll miss him.